Outer Banks Articles & Shorts

If you’re like a lot of people – like hundreds of thousands of people – you love the Outer Banks of North Carolina. You might consider us presumptuous drawing this conclusion so quickly, and we would agree with you . . . except for the fact that we’re right. You love the Outer Banks beaches, the Outer Banks water sports, the Outer Banks towns, Outer Banks shops, the Outer Banks events and Outer Banks activities . . . everything about this place (you wouldn’t be on this site if you didn’t). We do too. And, lucky for you, we also love writing about the Outer Banks. Locals and visitors alike value our Outer Banks information.

Our local writers tell you how to negotiate dining out if you have a big crowd. We show you, step by step, how to pick a crab. We’ve written articles highlighting Corolla and the Currituck Outer Banks or about charming Manteo on Roanoke Island or telling you the mysteries of Ocracoke Island. We cover the events happening on the Outer Banks – and, boy, are there a lot of them to cover! Outer Banks activities, everything from water sports to walking tours to lighthouse tours to birdwatching trips, are focal points. Businesses, rituals and legends local to the Outer Banks are detailed in our articles. You’ll find out how that restaurant got its name or the modest beginning of that now-booming business. We give you insider Outer Banks information about staying safe in the ocean, how to navigate those pesky turn lanes, which restaurants to check out for the best Southern cuisine in the area and resorts’ present and future aspirations. Our Outer Banks articles are good reading. You’ll feel like a local with all the knowledge you’re sure to collect! And we’re adding to them all the time. Click on in to learn about the Outer Banks from the locals' side!


Making Priceless Memories at The Cotton Gin

By Hannah Lee Leidy
“Out with the old, in with the new” is a trend often found in the retail world. Nevertheless, each passing year at The Cotton Gin proves that its shoppers can have both. The family-owned business never stops looking for new ways to combine retail, recreation and the surrounding natural resources to create an... Read More

Fashion Beyond the Beach

By Molly Harrison
Lady Victorian might be located at the beach, but that doesn’t mean you can only shop here for resort wear in the summertime. This treasure trove of contemporary fashion is open year round and is always bringing in new fashions that help customers transition between seasons with style. The range of women’s clothing... Read More

Trusted and Reliable Property Management

By Molly Harrison
In a sea of property management companies, what makes one company rise to the top? Joe Lamb, Jr. & Associates stands out not only for experience (they’ve been providing management services on the Outer Banks since 1968!), but also for the individual attention they provide every homeowner and guest.   Because Joe... Read More

Nest in a Treasure Trove

By Hannah Lee Leidy
Tucked away in the Magnolia Market Square in downtown Manteo sits a little haven of whimsy. Stepping into Nest is like entering a European marketplace that takes you to Paris, Provence, Indonesia, the Italian coast, San Francisco and the Pacific Northwest. The artisan-crafted jewelry sparkles under the soft glow of... Read More

Running the Outer Banks

By Lexi Holian
There’s something exhilarating about any marathon, from the pulse of your heart when you take your starting stance to the final kick across the finish line. But here in coastal North Carolina, it’s both the spectacular scenery and the tremendous spirit of the community that attract thousands of runners from around the... Read More